This is a video of a marketing stunt that KLM did in Manchester Airport last month. It shows a guy reclining in an “invisible chair”. (There must be a metal tube going down his extended leg with an area to sit on, all hidden in his pants. Clever.)
Interesting. I’m curious what’s is the trick behind this idea.
May 6th, 2010 / 5:44 pm
Not really difficult. There is a steal frame inside his right trouser leg, which is also fixed to the floor.
May 6th, 2010 / 5:57 pm
I bet he has a prosthetic leg that they replaced with some steel tubing with a rigid carbon harness and carbon back support molded around his torso. It seems unlikely that his foot and a steel tube could fit in that small of shoe while resisting the load the weight of his body would generate.
May 6th, 2010 / 6:40 pm
he’s probably a war vet who lost both his legs. i noticed you never see his legs move. only his upper torso.
May 6th, 2010 / 8:04 pm
He’s known as ‘Magic Ramana’ in Holland. Here you can see (kind of) the same trick, at the show ‘Jensen’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-74J-mfVis
May 7th, 2010 / 4:06 am
So simple and effective. A few years back I met Assa Ashuach, at the Royal College of Art wearing trousers that he could stand in and sit down in.
May 7th, 2010 / 5:01 am
somethings are just magic.
May 7th, 2010 / 9:55 am
More interesting than the question of “how they did it”, I found it fun and fascinating to see the reactions of the people walking through the airport, when they saw something so unexpected as this.
May 7th, 2010 / 12:16 pm
Here’s the site of an artist who did this type of still-life performance for years: http://www.johanlorbeer.com/proindex.htm. The KLM “marketing stunt” is a rip-off.
May 8th, 2010 / 2:53 am
Yeah, but how can it be attached to the floor if people are doing the same illusion on the streets?
Feb 15th, 2012 / 9:03 am
I WANT TO BUY THIS PRODUCT, HOW CAN A REACH THE SUPPLIER???
Mar 7th, 2012 / 2:20 pm
i want to buy invisible chair who sell them.
Mar 16th, 2015 / 1:56 am